Straight shave?

Discussion in 'Underwear, Clothing, and Appearance Issues' started by Ed69, Feb 28, 2012.

  1. Ed69

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    Anyone else use a blade like this for shaving?All the new diposable stuff sucks for quality of shave and you have to keep buying new blades adding to the dumps or land fills.
     

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    im thinking of going with the old school safety razor. they are pretty good too.
     
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    The old safety will give a great shave.But when the blade dulls you can't hone it.That's my gripe I'm sick of throwing money away,$200.00 a year when I can rehone a straight at no cost!
     
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    I use a Dovo Bismarck.

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    It took some practice to use. Gives a great shave. The scooped out blade lets me catch more foam before cleaning it off.

    I love this book on shaving. It's more than just an instructional guide.

    Sharp Practice: The Real Man's Guide To Shaving
     
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    Have any of you guys used a hair remover cream? I was hopping it would make the hair grow back softer
     
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    I don't know where you get your safety razor blades, even Feathers do not cost that much. But to answer your question, no I do not use a straight blade I use a DE safety razor, as soon as I get the money I plan to buy one though. If you want to learn I would recommend Badger & Blade - Home Its where I learned. If you get one make sure that it is shave ready, you can easily destroy a strop on your first time so make sure you get a cheap one, then later go and buy your hones for sharpening.
     
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    The downside of switching to a straight is that you will be a mess for at least a month or two as you get skilled and your face adapts.

    For me, a frequently-replaced Fusion Power cartridge and an aloe-free shave gel = skinhead-close shaves, no bumps. I haven't cut myself since I switched to Fusion, and I have the quintessential babyface. I was practically anemic after three months of straight razor shaves.
     
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    Sorry,I was talking about multi blade disposable razors that only last 3 shaves for me and the canned jell or foam.If I shave with those things from Wallmart,yes it is 200 a year.I don't care how cheap you get your feathers,when they're done you throw them out right?And no I'm not new to straight shaving,nore have I destroyed a strop or cut myself.
     
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    So most males are pussy boys that can't hold a steady hand?It's sad,you'll never know what a realy close smooth shave is.
     
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    For years, I used a Gillette Sensor cartridge razor, at a cost approaching $2 per cartridge. Now I use a Merkur 34C safety razor, and after trying at least 20 brands of blade, have settled on Timor Solingen blades, which cost about $0.50 each. Of course, as I now change blades twice a week instead of once a week and use good shaving soap or cream with a badger-hair brush, I am not sure that I am saving any money, even over the long run. But I am producing much less garbage.

    Straight razors scare the crap out of me. Every time I see one, I think of Sweeney Todd, and of a movie I saw in which I guy starts slicing himself up with one. I don't think I could bear even to have one in the house, much less use one for shaving.
     
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    Makin' friends on the site all the time, eh?

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    The staright razors give the best shave. Used to have a gal at a spa do it for me and it was great. With my poor vison I can't do it myself but my gf is learning. Love being that smooth.
     
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    Yes, I believe Sweeney Todd availed himself of just such a razor.
    "But first, sir, I think... a shave!'
    "The CLOSEST I ever gave...!"
     
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